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The 1950s or The Fifties was a decade that began on January 1, 1950 and ended on December 31, 1959. By its end, the world had largely recovered from World War II and the Cold War developed from its modest beginning in the late 1940s to a hot competition between the United States and the Soviet Union by the beginning of the 1960s. Clashes between communism and capitalism dominated the decade, especially in the Northern Hemisphere. The conflicts included the Korean War in the beginnings of the decade and the beginning of the Space Race with the launch of Sputnik I. Along with increased testing of nuclear weapons (such as RDS-37 and Upshot-Knothole), this created a politically conservative climate. In the United States, the Red Scare (fear of communism) caused public Congressional hearings by both houses in Congress and anti-communism was the prevailing sentiment in the United States throughout the decade. The beginning of decolonization in Africa and Asia occurred in this decade and accelerated in the following decade, the 1960s.

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"I Love Lucy is a landmark American television "sitcom starring "Lucille Ball, "Desi Arnaz, "Vivian Vance, and "William Frawley that ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, on "CBS. I Love Lucy was the most watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons, and was the first to end its run at the top of the "Nielsen ratings (an accomplishment later matched only by "The Andy Griffith Show in 1968 and "Seinfeld in 1998). The show is still "syndicated in dozens of languages across the world and remains popular with an American audience of 40 million each year. I Love Lucy is often regarded as one of the greatest and most influential sitcoms in history.

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Joseph Raymond "Joe" McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an "American politician who served as a "Republican "U.S. Senator from the state of "Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Beginning in 1950, McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in which "Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread "Communist "subversion.

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